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In: Work skills

What you’ll learn...

  • Why numeracy is important in the workplace
  • How to become more confident with numeracy
  • How different numeracy skills make our lives easier
  • How to practice numeracy in your daily life

Course description

Numeracy is the skill we use in order to understand and work with numbers. Our confidence and ability to work with numbers can affect how we handle money, shop, and do parts of many jobs. This skill can even affect our health and well-being. Sometimes we can use calculators and apps to do math for us. But it’s still important to have a good understanding of what numbers mean and how they work.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this course. We’ll:

  • Explore different numeracy skills and why they’re important
  • Learn about why numeracy can be hard and how to feel more confident about it
  • Develop tools to build our numeracy skills at work

The Numeracy course is part of the UP Skills for Work program which helps you build skills for learning, work, and life. When you have these skills, you have the foundation you need to work well with others — at work, at home, and in your community. The UP Skills for Work program courses include: Motivation, Attitude, Accountability, Presentation, Collaboration, Time Management, Adaptability, Stress Management, Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Digital, Problem Solving, Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Innovation.

This course is made possible through the generous support of Canada Life, the founding sponsor of UP Skills for Work. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. To learn more about the program, please visit the UP Skills for Work website.

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